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Club Handicap Tournament – 29/12/2010

On the 29th December our club hosted another of our Chess Handicap Tournaments.

Those that know Martin Durrant will not be surprised to hear that, prior to the tournament, Martin felt certain he would win it comfortably!

Martin was a little concerned that it would not be fair to Chris Briscoe if he had a time advantage over him and elected to play 10 mins per side.  Martin's confidence, alas, was misplaced and exchanging pieces incorrectly in a promising position sealed his fate and lost.

Martin did go on to win his next 6 games and ran out the winner of the tournament with 6/7 with Chris Briscoe and Edgar Flacker coming 2nd equal with 5/7.

Notable games were Martin Nightingale’s well earned win v Chris Briscoe and Roy Prangel’s excellent tactics v Edgar to secure a draw.

I was the tail ender with 1/7 but my games and blunders caused great amusement for the spectators. Thank god I play slightly better slow play!

Paul Durrant - Tournament organizer – 2 January 2011

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